What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Sew a Monogrammed Wallet

Tuesday, April 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 in the CHB Makers Corner. Jeannine and Erica will teach you to sew a wallet and add your personal monogram, using the new embroidery machine. Please register.

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Poetry Series

In recognition of National Poetry Month (April), Yale College Dean Mark Schenker will present a program of lecture-discussions on three of the most popular American poets of the 20th century. All three are poets of our region: Donald Hall was born in Hamden, CT and later moved to New Hampshire, where he served as state Poet Laureate. Born in Ohio, Mary Oliver taught for years at Bennington College (VT) and lived for most of her later ...

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Starting Herbs From Seed

Thursday, April 4th, at 2:00 in the Gathering Room. Have some fun planting seeds for herbs in time for summer, and check out our Seed Bank. All supplies are included. Please register.

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Sunday Spring Tea and Fashion Talk

Sunday, April 28th from 2:00 to 4:00. You are invited to a Fancy Tea, with home-baked treats and a lecture by the delightful Susan J. Jerome on "How Politics Influenced Fashion Throughout History." Fancy dress not required, but appreciated. Bring your favorite tea cup, or we'll provide a paper one. Please register.

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Art of Post-Revolution Mexico

Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room. This ArtScapades lecture concentrates on artists who were working after the 1910 Mexican Revolution, setting aside the constraints of colonialism and dictatorship, and beginning to tell the story of the Mexican people. The lives and work of these four artists will be discussed: José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo. Wine and cheese. Please register.

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Newtown Historical Society: From Gibson Girls to Flappers

Monday, April 8th at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room. How did World War I evolve the confining, romantic fashion of the Edwardian Era into the loose carefree fashions of the 1920s? Historical fashion enthusiast Mallory Huron takes you on a journey of women’s fashion through three tumultuous decades, and how these designs continue to influence our clothes today. No registration required.  

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Spring Cooking Class

Saturday, April 6 at 3:00 pm, Chef Sharon Martovich will teach participants how to make a vegetable quiche, chicken skewers and a refreshing pineapple spritzer.  For children ages 7-10 with an adult cooking partner. A $5 supply fee is due on the day of the program. Register online.

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Introduction to iPad: iOS 12 Basics

NEW! Join us for the library's tech classes for adults! Apple iPads are popular for their stunning displays, portability, long battery life, and, of course, all the wonderful things they can do. iPads can truly open up new worlds of learning, entertainment, and communication for you. In this class, we will begin to explore some basics of iPad use, including buttons, the home screen, apps, and connecting to the internet. iPads will be available for participants to ...

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Black Bears

Saturday, May 4th at 11:00 am in the Meeting Room. Join Phillip Robbins of Wild Birds Unlimited for a look into the lives of one of the largest animals in the state, the black bear. We'll explore the biology and life history of these secretive animals as well as share some tips and tricks to help reduce the likelihood of bear visits in your own yard. We'll also discuss feeders and food options that birds ...

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Gentle Movement with Sean Fitzpatrick

Thursday, April 25th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Join us to practice the fundamentals of strength, flexibility, and balance.  Together we will examine appropriate motions of all of the major joints and give examples of how to personalize exercise selections.  All are welcome as we will take the time to explore different conditions, questions, and body types.  Movement and exercise is relative to the individual, and finding successful motion is important.  Wear comfortable clothing ...

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Mediterranean Cooking Basics

Thursday, March 21st from 1:00 to 2:30 in the Meeting Room. In the second installment of the healthy cooking series, Sharon Martovich will discuss the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, and teach how to prepare a meal of chicken, home-made hummus, and a Greek salad with feta cheese. There will be samples for everyone to try, and recipes to take home. Please register.  

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Stamford Nature Center presents: Books & Beasts

Educators from the Stamford Museum and Nature Center will visit the library on Saturday, March 16 at 2 pm.  Children will meet the live animal counterparts of characters found in favorite children's books.  For ages 2-9.  Register online.

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Newtown Non-Profit Council

Do you represent a Newtown nonprofit organization? Join us at the library for the inaugural meeting of the Newtown Non-Profit Council on March 22. For details and information on how to reserve your spot, visit the Newtown Non-Profit Council on the web.

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Needle Felting with Katie

Thursday, April 11th from 4:30 to 6:00 in the Meeting Room. Make a small animal or decoration using a barbed needle and dyed wool. Register please.

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Cartooning 101

Children will learn how to create their own cartoons while they draw along with artist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham's cartoon chalk talk. Debi will share some insights into the life of a professional artist and cartoonist.  For ages 6-12.  Register online.

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Climate Change: The IPCC Report

Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. We only have 11 years left to make significant progress on reducing our carbon emissions. Come learn about climate change, and learn what we can do about it in following programs. Dr. Mitch Wagener teaches climate ecology, entomology, and related courses at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. His research interests include the impact of historical events—such as the Industrial Revolution—on the environment. Please register.

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Accordion Stories From the Heart Author Talk and Mini Concert

Sunday, March 24th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. A book signing and mini accordion concert with Angelo Paul Ramunni, author of the recently-published “Accordion Stories from the Heart.” Dedicated to his mother, who informed him at age 10 he would take accordion lessons because it was good, clean and wholesome, Paul Ramunni’s book tells the stories of the ‘very personal history’ of almost 40 accordions, and offers photos of centuries-old and beautifully hand-crafted accordions from around ...

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All of Us Newtown

As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click to learn more!

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EverWonder Brings Science and Engineering to the Library

Saturday, February 16, March 2, April 13 and May 11 at 2pm in the library meeting room, join educators from the EverWonder Children's Museum in Newtown as they explore a new topic each month.  For children in grades K-2. Register online for each program you plan to attend.

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Friday, February 1-March 8 at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories.   Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development.  Register online for each class you plan ...

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Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time for ages 4-6

Bilingual story time meets Saturday at 1:00 pm:  March 9 & 30, April 6 & 27 in the children's story hour room.  Born in Ecuador, instructor Belen Fiallo will introduce children to basic Spanish words through stories, songs and play. Belen has a degree in early childhood education and has written a bilingual children's book called 'Eri's Adventure.' Open to children ages 4-6.  Register online for each class you plan to attend.

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Soccer Skills and Drills for ages 3-6

Coach Tony is back!  Soccer skills and drills starts Wednesday, January 9 and runs trough May 29, 4:45-5:15 p.m. in the library meeting room (note the new start time).  Children will learn basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play.  Registration required.

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Science Saturday: Gr. K-2

Meets Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 pm. in the library meeting room.  Gayna Swart, MS will lead informative, fun and interactive programs designed to expose children to the most fascinating aspects of science. Every month children will focus on a new topic:  1/26:  Color Chemistry,  2/23: What to animals do in winter?, 4/27: Insects and pollinators,  5/25:  How the sun effects life on earth.   Register online.

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Mindfulness - New Time and Day after 2/14

Prabha Makayee will be meditating every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 in various places within the library. Just check at the second floor desk to find out where. Anyone is welcome to ask her how or to join in.  

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1st Selectmen listening session is ON for 6:30PM today 1/30

Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.




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